Lithodidae Dromiidae Atelecyclidae Cancridae Pirimelidae Cheiragonidae Dorippidae Eriphiidae Epialtidae Inachidae Oregoniidae Pilumnidae Geryonidae Portunidae Potamidae Panopeidae Xanthidae Grapsidae Images Name list Publications Sites Whole checklist По-русски (in Russian) Porcellanidae Varunidae Camptandriidae Macrophthalmidae Pinnotheridae Hapalogastridae Plagusiidae Far East / North Pacific Black Sea Baltic Sea Freshwater crabs Arctic Ocean Designed and composed by Alex Alyakrinsky, 2011 Brachyura, picture of crab Planes minutus (Linnaeus, 1758) Photo of crab Planes minutus Link to this image Grapsidae Planes minutus (Linnaeus, 1758) Black Sea It needs to confirm the presence of this species in the Black Sea. Presumably it penetrates to  this water area from time to time. It is not possible to find the species in museum Black Sea’s  collections  [Kobjakova & Dolgopolskaya, 1969, p. 298]. P. minutus was recorded by  Czerniavsky from Odessa, Black Sea: “Mus. Zool. Univ. Odess. (Prof. Marcusen).”  [Czerniavsky, 1884, p. 136].   Range. “The relative abundance of these oceanic crabs is more or less dependent upon the  prevalence of flotsam or of floating or swimming organisms to which the crabs may cling.  They are therefore found far more commonly on Sargassum in the Sargasso Sea area of the  North Atlantic than in any other part of the world. Records of their occurrence in other areas  are still too scattered and frequently too unreliable to justify the usual distribution note that  Planes is "found in all tropical and temperate seas." [Chace, 1951, p.77].   “From off eastern North America (south of Newfoundland) through the eastern coast of  America, Florida to Bahamas; West Indies.” [Abele & Kim, 1986, p. 63].  Size of carapace. Up to 19 mm (length). [Chace, 1951, p. 68].  Brachyura, picture of crab Planes minutus Crab Planes minutus chela, walking leg, abdomen Reference: Chace F.A. Jr. 1951. The oceanic crabs of the genera  Planes and Pachygrapsus. Proceedings of the United States National  Museum, 101(3272): 65-103, figs. 1-8.  PDF 1,4 mb  Photo of crab Planes minutus Photo of crab Planes minutus Photo of crab Planes minutus Planes minutus in